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St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc. (SMB)

 TV-Reception Information 

Channel 14, UHF TV, is the only FCC licensed Catholic television broadcast station in the state of Minnesota.   Our sole purpose is to serve as an evangelization tool for the Roman Catholic Church in order to be an influential, educational and moral voice in our society. 

Your Donations make this possibe. 


TV shows from EWTN  

  are rebroadcast on St. Michael Broadcasting [SMB] Channel 14.2, 14.4 and 14.5. 

  TV shows sponsored by SMB locally, in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN,  are broadcast on Channel 14.3.


Channel 14.1 lists the schedule of TV shows that are shown on Channel 14.3.

 Click here for TV-Reception Information - for receiving the Ch. 14 "broadcast" UHF TV signal on your TV set.

This image [below] of the TV signal strength shows a 40 mile radius of the TV signal from the IDS Tower which is in downtown Minneapolis, MN.





Links to Catholic Resources on the Internet

Links to the Vatican:

VATICAN                                         This is an external link to the Vatican

EWTN                                             This is an external link to EWTN 

Link to Facebook,  Saint-Michael-Broadcasting


Link to YouTube.
 Access to You Tube.



Links to: 

Celebrate God's mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12th, --- Check your local parish bulletin for details and/or browse to .



Links to Parishes in the Twin Cities Area

External links to parishes within St. Paul - Minneapolis Archdiocese and

within Channel 16’s TV Viewing Area
 in Minnesota, USA

Parish                            Local City                    Hyperlink to web site

All Saints                             Lakeville

Annunciation                             Minneapolis

Ascension                                  Minneapolis

Basilica of St. Mary                    Minneapolis

Cathedral of St. Paul                        St. Paul

Christ / King                               Minneapolis

Epiphany                                   Coon Rapids

Guardian Angels                               Chaska

Holy Cross                                  Minneapolis

Holy Name of Jesus                         Wayzata

Im. Conception                  Columbia Heights

Im. Heart Mary                                  St. Paul

Mary Mother of Christ                    Burnsville

Most Holy Redeemer                 Montgomery

Most Holy Trinity                     St. Louis Park

Nativity of Our Lord                          St. Paul

Our Lady of Lourdes                  Minneapolis

Our Lady Mt. Carmel                 Minneapolis

Our Lady of the Lake                         Mound

St. Charles Borremeo                 St. Anthony

St. Joseph                                          Delano         http://

St. Joseph Worker                    Maple Grove

St. Jude of the Lake                    Mahtomedi

St. Lawrence                             Minneapolis

St. Luke                                            St. Paul

St. Mark                                            St. Paul

St. Mark                                         Shakopee

St. Mary of                                     Shakopee

St. Matthew                                      St. Paul

St. Michael                                     Stillwater

St. Michael                                   Prior Lake

St. Olaf                                      Minneapolis

St. Pascal Baylon                             St. Paul

St. Patrick                                    Oak Grove

St. Paul                                         Ham Lake

St. Peter                                          Mendota

St. Peter                                             Delano

St Peter Claver                                 St. Paul

St. Pius X                            White Bear Lake

St. Raphael                                        Crystal

St. Richard                                      Richfield

St. Stephen                                        Anoka

St. Stephen                                Minneapolis

St. Therese                                  Deephaven

St. Thomas Aquinas                  St. Paul Park

St. Thomas Beckett                             Eagan

St. Thomas Apostle                           St. Paul

St. Thomas Apostle                    Minneapolis

St. Wenceslaus                           New Prague

St. William                                         Fridley

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Our Founder - Fr. Baker


  • founderFrKennethBakerSJFounder of Catholic Views Broadcast, Inc., Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

    Our founder…

    Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., is the founder and owner of Catholic Views Broadcasts, Inc. which previously operated two Catholic TV stations: Channel 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Channel 54 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Fr. Baker studied theology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and then earned his Ph.D. in Theology at Marquette University in Wisconsin. He taught theology for seventeen years at Gonzaga University in Washington.

    Since 1971 Fr. Baker has been the editor of the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, a monthly magazine for Catholic clergy. He is the author ofFundamentals of Catholicism and Inside the Bible (both Ignatius Press).

    He has appeared on EWTN’s “Mother Angelica Live” and taped a thirteen-part series on the Bible for broadcast on EWTN.

  • Ownership Transferred from Catholic Views Broadcast, Inc. [CVBI] to St. Michael Broadcasting [SMB]

A letter from Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.- Founder of CVBI

{Note: Ch. 19 was the channel number when Fr. Baker founded CVBI; it is now Ch. 16.}

Dear Friends of Family TV 19,

For the past twenty years, Catholic Views Broadcasts has brought Catholic TV to the Twin Cities. In 1989, we began broadcasting quality Catholic programs from both EWTN and our in-house studio 24/7. We have continued this important media apostolate thanks to our dedicated staff of volunteers and generous donors.

Channel 19’s operations have expanded since its inception. We increased the power and added a more effective antenna to reach a broader audience, encompassing most of the TwinCities and outlying areas. Minneapolis and St. Paul are among just a few cities in the United States that have a Catholic TV station broadcasting 24/7. This is indeed a treasure that contributes greatly to the intellectual and spiritual growth of Catholics and others as evidenced by letters and phone calls received from our viewers.

It has been an honor for me to serve you over these past twenty years. 

towards the future, Catholic Views Broadcasts transferred ownership to St. Michael Broadcasting in March. I am pleased to introduce to you Mr. Michael Bird, President of St. Michael Broadcasting. Mr. Bird has been a long-time supporter of Channel 19. Channel 19 will remain a non-profit Catholic TV station and continue broadcasting EWTN and local programming.

In closing, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of the volunteers and donors whose generosity has contributed to the success of Channel 19. Like his predecessor, the late Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI is urging Catholics to utilize the media for evangelization. Be assured of my prayers for you and your families, for Channel 19, and for its new ownership. May God bless you.

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Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., President

April, 2009

Fund-raising:  Please make donations to St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc. , the new owner of what formerly was Catholic Views Broadcasting. 
The donation form is on the Donate page. 

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All materials, whether in electronic format or other type of printed format,  are copyright either by their original author or by St. Michael Broadcasting.  Copying this material is allowed for personal purposes.


Contact Information - SMB

  • St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc.
    • 3355 Hiawatha Avenue
    • Minneapolis, MN  55406
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •   FAX: 612-724-2306
  • TV Studio: (612) 724-2265
  • Mailing Address:
    • P.O. Box 131202
    • St. Paul, MN  55113-0011
  • Click the menu item to downloade our most recent SMB Program Guide.

Thank you for visiting !

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Mike's Letters published in the SMB Program Guide

Introduction:  This file contains all of the letters of Mike Bird, President and Chief Volunteer of St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc. [SMB] that were published from 2009 to 2015.  Additional letters will be added as they become available and published.

Note: Please allow sufficient time for downloading these files; they vary in size from smal to large files and can yield up to about 122+ pages in the PDF format.  Some files may be in the MS-DOC format.


Mike's Letters    May 2009 to February 2015


Mike's Letters    March 2015 to  May 2016  

Mike's Letters    June 2016  December 2016 

Mike's Letters   January 2017 to June 2017


INTERNET and Website Use/Service POLICY

3/14/2014    SMB Internet Use Policy

Terms of Use/Service of this SMB Website

St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc. (SMB) maintains this site to provide the user with information about SMB, its services, and to provide information to facilitate the user’s understanding of the Catholic Church and its teachings. By accessing this site, you indicate your acknowledgment and acceptance of these terms and conditions with respect to the use of the content presented.

Copyright in the pages, screens, text and images appearing at this site is owned by St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc. or others as may be indicated in the textual presentation of the material. The information and materials contained at this site may not be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes without the express, written consent of SMB.

SMB will use its best efforts to present accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but SMB makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the information. You agree that all access and use of the site and its contents is at your own risk. By using the site, you acknowledge that SMB specifically disclaims any liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to or use of this site, including liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.

Rev. March 14, 2015


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St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc.
Attention: Mike Bird
P.O. Box 131202.
St. Paul, MN, 55113-0011
or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rev. March 14, 2015




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